June 11, 2019 – Vanessa Ascough “An Attempt to Fly Around the World”

Vanessa Ascough
Writer

The granddaughter of Archibald Stuart-MacLaren, Vanessa has spent many years researching his life and career in the RFC and RAF and giving talks about his attempt to fly round the world with two crew in 1924.

She was delighted to visit HMCS Esquimalt in Victoria last year to see the propeller of their Vickers Vulture amphibian airplane which hangs on the wall of the Officers Mess.

Born in Devon in the UK, Vanessa has also lived in Cape Town, Sydney and Hong Kong. She continues her passion for adventure and public speaking and is now writing the biography of her grandfather’s life and vocation.


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